Participants in 'Yenan' Peking's symbolic long distance running

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Title

Participants in 'Yenan' Peking's symbolic long distance running

Description

"Over one million seven hundred thousand people in Peking participated in the two-month winter long distance running exercise which ended on January 20 this year.
Students, workers, Government functionaries, shop assistants, city residents and peasants on the outskirts of the capital, all took part.
The programme is called the "Yenan - Peking symbolic long distance running". Participants formed training groups of 30 runners each. The group ran for a given distance each day in two months until it had covered a combined distance of 2,500 kilometres by the 30 runners. No matter how cold the day, group of runners could be seen weaving through early morning traffic along the streets in the city proper as well as in the suburban areas..."

Subject

Marathon running - China; Running - China

Date

Feb-1975

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - China

Identifier

D0011233
Acc. no.: 33451

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Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

“Participants in 'Yenan' Peking's symbolic long distance running,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed April 18, 2024, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/10320.